(Fran"tic) a. [OE. frentik, frenetik, F. frentique, L. phreneticus, from Gr. . See Frenzy, and
cf. Frenetic, Phrenetic.] Mad; raving; furious; violent; wild and disorderly; distracted.
Die, frantic wretch, for this accursed deed!Shak.
Torrents of frantic abuse.Macaulay.
Fran"tic*al*ly adv. Fran"tic*ly adv. Shak.
Fran"tic*ness, n. Johnson.
(Frap) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Frapped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Frapping.] [Cf. F. frapper to strike, to seize
ropes. Cf. Affrap.]
1. (Naut.) To draw together; to bind with a view to secure and strengthen, as a vessel by passing cables
around it; to tighten; as a tackle by drawing the lines together. Tottem.
2. To brace by drawing together, as the cords of a drum. Knoght.
(Frape) n. [Cf. frap, and Prov. E. frape to scold.] A crowd, a rabble. [Obs.] ares.
(Frap"ler) n. A blusterer; a rowdy. [Obs.]
Unpolished, a frapler, and base.B. Jonson.
Frater house, an apartament in a convent used as an eating room; a refectory; called also a fratery.
(||Fra"ter), n. [L., a brother.] (Eccl.) A monk; also, a frater house. [R.] Shipley.
(Fra*ter"nal) a.[F. fraternel, LL. fraternalis, fr. L. fraternus, fr. frater brother. See Brother.]
Of, pertaining to, or involving, brethren; becoming to brothers; brotherly; as, fraternal affection; a fraternal
embrace. Fra*ter"nal*ly, adv.
An abhorred, a cursed, a fraternal war.Milton.
Fraternal love and friendship.Addison.
(Fra*ter"nate) v. i. To fraternize; to hold fellowship. Jefferson.
(Fra`ter*na"tion Fra"ter*nism) , n. Fraternization. [R.] Jefferson.
(Fra*ter"ni*ty) n.; pl. Fraternities [F. fraternité, L. fraternitas.]
1. The state or quality of being fraternal or brotherly; brotherhood.
2. A body of men associated for their common interest, business, or pleasure; a company; a brotherhood; a
society; in the Roman Catholic Church, an association for special religious purposes, for relieving the
sick and destitute, etc.
3. Men of the same class, profession, occupation, character, or tastes.
With what terms of respect knaves and sots will speak of their own fraternity!South.
(Fra`ter*ni*za"tion) n. The act of fraternizing or uniting as brothers.
I hope that no French fraternization . . . could so change the hearts of Englishmen.Burke.